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GO term:sensory perception of smell
Synonym: olfaction
Synonym: scent perception
Synonym: sense of smell
Synonym: smell perception
GO id:GO:0007608
Definition:The series of events required for an organism to receive an olfactory stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal. Olfaction involves the detection of chemical composition of an organism's ambient medium by chemoreceptors. This is a neurological process.
Number of paths to term: 1

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                is-amulticellular organismal process
                        is-asystem process
                                is-aneurological system process
                                        is-asensory perception
                                                is-asensory perception of chemical stimulus
                                                        part-ofdetection of chemical stimulus involved in sensory perception +
                                                        is-amagnetoreception by sensory perception of chemical stimulus +
                                                        is-asensory perception of smell [GO:0007608] (1153 genes, 1411 annotations)
                                                                part-ofdetection of chemical stimulus involved in sensory perception of smell
                                                        is-asensory perception of taste +

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